East Sussex

Freehold (Land Only)

Architect: RX Architects

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"Superbly situated behind the beach-side dunes of Camber Sands near Rye."

An exciting opportunity to acquire one of three plots superbly situated behind the beach-side dunes of Camber Sands near Rye. Planning permission has been granted for a design by RX Architects to build a trio of contemporary three-bedroom houses, each with internal accommodation of approximately 1,600 sq ft, off-street parking and private gardens.

Each plot is to be accessed from the street via a coastal-planted frontage, onto a surface of permeable paving with two parking spaces. The design proposes each unit to be partly single-storey and partly two-storey with stained timber cladding under flat roofs.

At the front, a centrally positioned glazed door would lead into a covered timber pergola-style reception area also with a rear glazed door to a private garden area at the back of each house. On the western side, an entrance area would open into a single-storey element, with green sedum roof, providing an office / studio, utility room and a cloak room. The reception hallway would extend right into the main ground-floor living accommodation with an open-plan living room, dining and kitchen area. At the eastern end, a staircase would ascend to the upper level containing the three bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room, and a family bathroom. The master bedroom at the front would have sliding glazed doors opening onto an enclosed south-facing balcony, that would overhang or cantilever, and provide shading to the ground-floor area below. At the rear would be a raised deck on adjustable pads and at the eastern side of each garden area, a single storey building would provide for bicycle and other storage.

Each site is offered completely cleared with drainage installed in preparation for immediate construction.

The site is situated within rare proximity of Camber Sands, a stunning five-mile stretch of unspoilt sandy beach located in East Sussex, close to the border with Kent. It has one of the purest and longest dune systems on the South Coast, and the only one to be found in East Sussex. Camber sits on the edge of Romney Marsh, dubbed The Fifth Continent by 19th Century author Thomas Ingoldsby for its natural beauty, diverse habitats, extensive coastline and rich history. In the immediate area is the famous Rye Golf Club links course and Rye Harbour Nature reserve, which lies within a large triangle of land extending south from Rye, along the River Rother, past Rye Harbour to the sea, westward to Winchelsea Beach and northwards along the River Brede.

Camber Sands and Greatstone are also considered to be among the best and most popular kite and windsurfing beaches on the south and east coasts.

Within ten minutes’ walk is the excellent Gallivant, a well-regarded dune-side restaurant with bar, beach-huts and rooms. The historic town of Rye is approximately four miles away and has a wide range of local shops, pubs, restaurants. It can also be accessed via an off-road cycle route from Camber, taking around 20 minutes. The popular towns of Hastings and Tenterden are easily accessible.

The station at Rye runs services to London St Pancras taking approximately one hour, and links to the continent, via the high-speed line through Ashford International.

Please note:A Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)  of £25,000 may be applicable. Please contact the office for more information.

Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.

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